More on Fortuyn

Rod Dreher has a great piece on the slain Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn in NRO today. One very interesting anecdote:

In a recent televised debate with an imam, Fortuyn baited the Muslim cleric by flaunting his homosexuality. Finally the imam exploded, denouncing Fortuyn in strongly anti-homosexual terms. Fortuyn calmly turned to the camera and, addressing viewers directly, told them that this is the kind of Trojan horse of intolerance the Dutch are inviting into their society in the name of multiculturalism.

I have to admit, there’s something about the sheer chutzpah of that I find interesting. It’s unfortunate that the leftist radical who shot Fortuyn ended a career that could have transformed not only the Netherlands, but all of Europe.